Pentagon announces charges in USS Cole bombing

WASHINGTON Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Hartmann, legal adviser to the U.S. military tribunal system, said Monday charges are being sworn against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi of Yemeni descent, who has been held at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since 2006.

Seventeen American sailors were killed when the Navy destroyer was attacked in the Yemeni port of Aden. Al-Nashiri told a hearing at Guantanamo Bay last year that he confessed to helping plot the bombing only because he was tortured by U.S. interrogators.

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